• IDOC: Bates was suspended for second sex harassment

    by  • June 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    In response to our report yesterday that department of corrections deputy director Ty Bates of Centralia has now twice been investigated for sexual harassment, the Illinois Department of Corrections and its director Salvador Godinez, released a statement that the agency has “zero tolerance for policy violations and are committed to strict enforcement of the...

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    Portion of conceal carry criticized

    by  • June 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A portion of the concealed carry bill that’s in the governor’s hands is coming under criticism. The seven-person panel that would hear appeals from concealed carry applicants who are denied is, under the bill, exempt from the open meetings act and freedom of information act requests. Josh Sharp, the director of government relations for...

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    Man killed when riding mower rolls

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    A 65-year-old Coulterville man was killed Wednesday afternoon when his garden tractor rolled down an embankment, into a ditch and came to rest atop the man. Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger says Jerry Scott Sr. of Coulterville was mowing grass around 4:50 P.M. Wednesday when the tractor he was on overturned along Roosevelt, says...

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    New fashion store coming to Centralia

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    A new store will be opening in Centralia this summer. rue21, one of the fastest growing specialty retailers will open the doors of their new store this July in Fairview park plaza. rue21 is a fashion store, and has over 930 outlets in 47 states, with an aggressive expansion plan to open 100 stores...

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